A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Philomel
Hardcover, 288 pages
Series: StandaloneGenre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Source: I Won this ACR through goodreads first reads for free, the opinions in this review are my own.
A middle school fantasy book that is based on many different character viewpoints. A Tangle of Knots takes you on a magical journey in to a fantasy world where people can have their own special Talents. The relationships between the characters are intricately woven and interconnected in a way that makes you wander how the pieces were going to fall into place at the end of the book.
Cady is an eleven year old orphan, who has a remarkable talent for baking cakes and she matches the cakes based on the people she is making them for. Cady is also one of the only orphans that is unable to find the perfect family to match. So when a man stumbles into the orphanage by fate, her destiny leads her a lost luggage emporium, where she discovers a lot recipe, child searching for her own Talent and a Talent thief.
A Tangle of Knots has you flipping through the pages as every relationships morphs and falls into place, discovering the secrets and fates of the people involved when everything comes perfectly together in the end. Lisa Graff has a wonderful talent and remarkable imagination for storytelling that grips you from page one. Her characters are interesting and the story was delightfully cute and easy to read. Makes me feel sad for the lack of middle-grade book I had failed to read when I was younger.
One of the best parts was the recipes for the delicious cakes that are scattered through the book, that I myself cannot wait to try!